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5 ideas for being active in autumn weather

outdor activities for family during autumn

Don’t be scared to be active

Physical activity it’s important for health and wellbeing. So basically it means that you should think about activities for your kids and also for yourself. It can give you more than you think. Regular exercises help you feel fit, relaxed, gives you more energy and you can sleep better! Do you want more? No problem. Physical activity helps protect you against some disease like heart problems, diabetes, depression, and high blood pressure. And of course, your body looks flawless. For children being active helps develop a strong heart, strong muscles and bones. So win-win!

How to be active when the weather is not best?

The most important thing is to stay warm and dry in cold weather. To make it possible you need to think about proper clothes. Is all about layers. It’s something that you really want to know if you wish to avoid hypothermia and frostbite. Cold temperatures, strong winds and damp conditions (like rain and snow) steal your body heat. And if you get wet that effect is only magnified. That’s why layers of clothing are so important. They help trap the heat and form a kind of insulation. If you want to read more about layer system check our last post ‘What to wear during outdoor activities‘.

In short, for your first layer, you should choose something that pulls moisture away from your skin, like the moisture wicking fabrics used in high-performance sportswear. Next, add a layer of fleece. For the last layer prepare something waterproof. I know it can be hard to find high-quality clothes. Last time we wrote bout ladies clothes. So now it’s time to check what’s worth to wear when you are a man. And again best men’s fleece you can get from Blacks/Millets. We can recommend men’s Berghaus fleece .

Man fleece perfect for autumn weather

It’s really comfy men’s fleece. My husband chooses it because of 2 zipped handwarmer pockets. He always complains about cold hands. So now (I hope) we solved this problem. Also, his men’s Berghaus fleece is made from insulating AT Optic fleece with stretch binding at the cuffs, collar and hem to help trap warmth inside the fleece.

Autumn weather

I’ve never been a big fan of autumn. Everyone talks only about the bad weather and being depressed. But since I became a Mom and my son loves long walks I can see an autumn potential. We have now our favourite autumn activities like searching for treasures leaves, acorns, conkers etc. The only thing you need to do is to remember to wrap up warm and take wellies or other comfortable waterproof shoes. You can read here about women boots which we recommend. So now, If you struggle to choose perfect men’s walking boots you are in the perfect place. My husband wears Brasher men’s hiking boots and he loves them.
men walking shoes perfect for autumn weather

I believe he will be wearing them all the time. Maybe expect the summer. They have eVent® technology which ensures that feet remain dry in wet conditions without compromising breathability. Also, they look pretty good and are comfortable. The durable leather fabric provides a hard exterior to shelter your feet from tough terrains like wet and rocky trails.

5 ideas for being active in autumn weather

Autumn can be a really inspirational season for outdoor activities. And you can spend with your family a lovely time. Plus boost your immunity during cold and flu season if you will stay active. Just a few minutes a day can help prevent simple bacterial and viral infections.

Take a Hike 
If you can access trails or a park, an autumn/winter walk is a great way to stay active with your family. During a long walk, you can play with games like ‘who will find the biggest stone’ or ‘who will find the most beautiful leaves’ and many more.

Leaf Print Painting

Go outside with your family and start searching for leaves. Small or big it doesn’t matter. Once the leaves have fallen, raking is good exercise.

painting leaves

And what you can do with them it will make your kids more than happy. Painting it’s always good fun.

Get the bikes out

And head out on lovely autumn bike rides. Admire the colours of the season. if you ride regularly you’ll get to see the leaves changing from green to gold.

Leaves, leaves and more leaves

What can be more fun at this time of year than kicking and throwing leaves in the air, gathering piles of leaves to climb on? Also, hiding in a leaves pile is fun and exciting.

You can hide little treasures like chestnuts or acorns and your kids will need to find them.

Pick a perfect pumpkin 

Head to your local farm and have fun picking your perfect pumpkins. You will be surprised at how tired you will after that activity 😉 It’s not so easy to carrying or rolling a big pumpkin.


I’m not the biggest fan because of my asthma but it’s a really good activity. Start slowly with some very gentle running or even walking to ready the muscles for exercise. Gradually increase your pace until, after around 10 minutes, you get to the pace you’re going to maintain for most of the run.

Remember those regular activities can boost your mood which is really important during autumn. We all know that the weather can be quite depressing. Also, don’t forget about proper clothes when you go out.

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  • Reply Rose

    I am always trying to be more active! This is a great list of ideas to keep in mind.

    18 November 2018 at 14:32
  • Reply Sandy

    I struggle to stay active when it’s cold outside. I just want to snuggle up under a warm blanket. These are great ideas to keep things moving even when cold.

    18 November 2018 at 21:57
  • Reply Mom Life Optimized

    This is so good! Just because it gets cold shouldn’t stop you from getting out. Dress appropriately and you can enjoy the fall and cold too.

    19 November 2018 at 02:56
  • Reply Hannah MArie

    This is all amazing ideas to consider. Best done with family and friends. Autumn is definitely more active this time.

    19 November 2018 at 11:36
  • Reply Dani

    I love autumn and getting amongst all that it has to offer. Thanks for the useful tips!

    19 November 2018 at 11:50
  • Reply Dana Brillante-Peller

    Yes, bike riding is a great outdoor activity during this time of the year. We like taking the boys with us during the weekends.

    19 November 2018 at 20:46
  • Reply Tiffany

    I’m lucky to live in an area where the temperature is perfect in the fall for Autumn activities. I love your ideas and will have to look up some hikes for my family and I to go on.

    19 November 2018 at 20:55
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    Wearing comfortable clothing suitable for the weather is so important when doing outdoor activities. For kids it’s good to get them
    outdoors to enjoy fresh air.
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    19 November 2018 at 22:19
  • Reply Rosey

    I like the fleece. It’s that time of year. We’ve broken out our jackets here because we have no intention of not going outside. 🙂 Hurrah for being active year-round!

    20 November 2018 at 11:36
  • Reply Grace

    I will definitely go hiking! Thanks for sharing your ideas with this post. Love this season after all

    20 November 2018 at 12:32
  • Reply Heather

    This is the most perfect weather in Arizona. This is the season when we start seeing neighbors come out to enjoy the parks and go for evening walks.

    21 November 2018 at 04:27
  • Reply angie

    I agree do not be afraid if the weather gets to bad for me then I go inside to be active

    22 November 2018 at 03:38
  • Reply Yuli Armstrong

    This is a really great post! Staying active is truly incredible for the mind. lucky for me i have a spin bike at home ♥️ ♥️

    23 November 2018 at 02:39
  • Reply Sultan

    I’m guilty of getting a bit lazy in the fall and winter months. I appreciate your insight!

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    24 November 2018 at 22:37
  • Reply Binge on Basics

    These are some great tips to follow on Autumn Winter. Thanks

    25 November 2018 at 12:57
  • Reply Cole Lightfoot

    Perfect post just in time to help prevent the extra holiday weight!
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    27 November 2018 at 08:26
  • Reply Jennifer

    Hiking is a great idea! I do it myself. But in order to keep warm and dry, you need good hiking shoes.

    11 December 2018 at 07:16
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